Xavi Day One! First Actions, Benching Veterans, and Fitness Questions

On episode 302, Dan and Emile discuss the first things that Xavi should do as manager of FC Barcelona. They talk training, fitness, ideology, injuries, and much more! Running Order: What should Xavi’s first actions as manager be? Will Xavi bench his friends? How would training change? What are fair expectations for Xavi? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS […]

Top 10 Talents from La Masia

Top 10 La Masia

Since Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona in 1988, La Masia has produced some of the best players that the world has ever seen. The Barcelona Podcast counts down the Top 10 players to come from the fabled academy.

Top 50 Barça Players of All-Time; Messi slams Bartomeu’s board (again)

Top 50 Players

On episode 186, Dan and Francesc discuss Lionel Messi’s reaction to the pay-cut agreement with the club. Then your hosts talk about the Top 50 Ranking of the best players in FC Barcelona history. They make their picks for omissions,  players ranked too high or too low, and much more! Top 50 Ranking: HERE Running Order: Was Messi right to […]

Barcelona Team of the Decade: Messi, Xavi, Iniesta – Who Else? [TBPod171]

Team of the Decade

On episode 171 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc take turns drafting Barcelona’s Team of the Decade! It’s Lionel Messi, Xavi, Sergio Busquets…. but why is Adriano in one of the teams? Running Order: Who got to draft Messi? Will Xavi, Iniesta, and Sergio Busquets wind up on the same team? Who has the […]

Barcelona’s Team of the Decade | 2010-2019

FC Barcelona Team of the Decade

From Lionel Messi to Dani Alves, FC Barcelona’s squad has been one of the world’s best for the last decade. But who would make Barcelona’s Best XI from the last 10 years?

Ivan Rakitić, Ballon d’Or nominee and Barcelona’s underappreciated midfielder

By guest contributor Emile Avanessian (@hardwoodhype). Between the departure of Xavi following the 2014-15 season and that of Andrés Iniesta this past spring, FC Barcelona suffered losses in midfield in three calendar years on par with arguably any team in the history of club football. In terms of technical skill, institutional knowledge and a preternatural […]